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City Officials are Looking for Your Input on the Development of Little Jamaica

LITTLE JAMAICA, TORONTO – If you want your say on the development of Little Jamaica, the time is almost here! Located in the Eglinton West area of our city, Little Jamaica spans along Eglinton West from Keele to Marlee and is home to some of the most vibrant spots in Toronto. Now city officials are looking for your input on the Little Jamaica Cultural District Plan!

Described as a community-informed, equitable, and place-based planning process, officials will look at the individuals, places, and practices that foster local culture in order to celebrate and improve the cultural corridor. 

“The plan will include a collective community vision and framework for the future Cultural District, which will be the first of its kind in Toronto,” reads a press release. 

Have Your Say on the Development of Little Jamaica!

If you’re looking to have your say, the city is hosting some events later this week to give you the chance to speak your mind. 

The first open house is happening on Wednesday, December 7th from 3 to 8 P.M. at the

Oakwood Village Library. While the second open house is on Saturday, December 10, from 3 to 6 P.M. at the Maria A. Shchuka Library. These events do not require registration. 

Two community workshops will also be held at the Shchuka Library on Saturday. The Gender-Responsive Mapping Workshop will be going on from 11 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. While a 2SLGBTQ+ Placemaking Presentation and Workshop will be happening from 1 P.M. until 3 P.M. Those interested in either of the two workshops can register by emailing [email protected] 

Good news for those who don’t have the time to make it to the neighbourhood, there are virtual events happening as well!

The first virtual meeting for the Little Jamaica Cultural District Plan will be on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. and can be registered for here.

While the second virtual meeting is happening later that evening from 6 P.M. until 9 P.M. and you can sign up here.

City officials and those involved in the planning process for the community will be available to answer questions and take input and feedback from those looking to have their say! Let us know in the comments, will you be checking this out?



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